Meyer Wins Cornell Invitational's Flight C Singles in Collegiate Debut
Ithaca, N.Y.—In his collegiate debut, UMBC freshman Chris Meyer (New Market, Md./Urbana) captured the Flight C Singles in the Cornell Invitational men’s tennis tournament.
Meyer cruised in straight sets to defeat his first three opponents, winning over Binghamton’s Justin Salkin, 6-1, 6-1, Lehigh’s Caminiti, 6-0, 6-1, and Middlebury’s Lee, 6-3, 6-3. In the finals, the Retriever rookie won a tough three-set match, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 over Cornell’s Tongle Yu.
Junior Mehrban Iranshad also had a solid weekend, as he won the consolation final in Flight D singles. He defeated Binghamton’s Schneider, 6-0, 6-2 and Hofstra’s Vacks, 6-2, 6-0, before defeating teammate Victor Ng, 6-3, 6-2 in the final. Ng, a senior who competed in 2003-04 for the Retrievers, advanced in the back draw with straight set wins over Middlebury’s Graddock (6-0, 6-1) and Binghamton’s Kohtake (7-6, 7-6).
With a pair of wins, junior Leif Hollowell reached the Flight B singles consolation final before suffering a 6-4, 6-4 setback to Cornell’s Weston Nichols. Hollowell and Meyer teamed up in Flight B doubles to advance to the consolation finals, defeating duos from Binghamton and Lehigh by 8-4 scores before falling, 8-3 to Hofstra’s pair of Cha/Wacks.